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“not bad”

Bates City BBQ of Shawnee
Ranked #36 of 122 Restaurants in Shawnee
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Lenexa, Kansas
1 review
“not bad”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Cheap price, tha slabs might have Lil too much sauce tho. Also tha sauce is a Lil under seasoned, but still not a bad place to eat

Visited January 2014
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English first
2 reviews
“Could have had better BBQ down the road.”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was let down after eating here. I was told I had to try it. There is a wierd undertone you can taste on the BBQ and fries that leaves you needing a drink to wash it out. My wife had a pulled pork sandwich that she thought was dry. I had the ribs. Very greasy and left me feeling a little ill from them the rest of the day. This place is fine for exactly what it is cheap BBQ. I was also surprised to see a bunch of kids in the kitchen. No offense to them. They were polite. The best part was the pickle.

  • Visited August 2013
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Olathe, Kansas
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great value, good BBQ”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Bates City does a good job with the BBQ and the price can't be beat. I really like their sauce. Burnt ends are great. Shawnee Sandwich is also excellent. Ribs tend to be a little fatty and maybe too much sauce for some, but their prices are spot on. For the money, its good BBQ. Not quite as good as some of the big boys in town (Jack Stack, OK Joes, etc) but they do pretty well for themselves at Bates. And $1 High Life bottles!

I like the atmosphere at Bates too, lots of sports stuff and fun signs on the walls. Order at the counter walk down cafeteria style, pick up and pay at the register.

  • Visited May 2013
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Kansas City, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Phenominal!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Bates City BBQ is by far, in my opinion, the best KC has to offer! Where else can you get a delicious tender slab for under 15 bucks! And the sauce is perfect! Tom, the owner, is friendly and always up for visiting! Don't miss out!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Shawnee, Kansas
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Like This Place”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is in our neighborhood and we do carry out from here. Usually the ribs and fries. Always tender ribs. Tthe fries are on occasion a bit too oily so check them before you leave if you are taking it with you. Otherwise, they are great. Simple decor. Very pleasant place.

Visited October 2012
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